Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Baltimore perk

One of the many nice things about being a historian in Baltimore is getting to spend an afternoon working in this library:

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Collective Improvisation:
That is one beautiful picture. It really made this ex-librarian's heart go pitter-pat. And this acrophobe's, too (though for different reasons...)

Posted by Blogger Tony on 10/19/2005 06:24:00 AM : Permalink  

The good news for acrophobes is that the stacks are closed: only the librarians have to scale those heights to retrieve your books.

Posted by Blogger Caleb McDaniel on 10/19/2005 08:56:00 AM : Permalink  

This is an exceptionally beautiful library. I would love to examine its collection. Any idea how many texts it holds?

Posted by Blogger Sean on 10/19/2005 09:00:00 PM : Permalink  

The homepage for the library says that the library holds about 300,000 volumes. It seems to be particularly strong in rare nineteenth-century books.

Posted by Blogger Caleb McDaniel on 10/19/2005 09:06:00 PM : Permalink  

so. jealous.

Posted by Blogger JM on 10/21/2005 05:25:00 PM : Permalink  

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